Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:22
Yes, pretty good from Marigold wasn't it?!?! Awesome fella, so pleased for you. I'm tempted to start taking this running lark a bit more seriously.
Couldn't agree more Old No 7. It really bugs me when the commentators start banging on like that (even Paula was saying it - but then she was more often than not THE strongest runner in her races). Whilst it may be a fair statement in track racing, the marathon is a completely different kettle of poisson. I genuinely feel to get the best out of yourself in a marathon and to run optimally it needs to be as close to even pacing as poss. Look at Steve, Derek Hawkins, the Aussie lady, Shelley, Partridge - all ran fantastic races and had they gone at quicker paces earlier in the race, they would have suffered beyond belief and finished in a much worse position!